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Psychology Counseling LPC
PCN 3 Theories of Counseling: Intro 3.00 Units
This is an introductory course to the theories and concepts, as well as the historical foundations of counseling with an emphasis on fundamental principles of the therapeutic process. There will be a major focus on multicultural principles and major diagnostic categories, problems, and solutions relating to recovery in counseling. Ethics in counseling, as well as legal implications will also be introduced and examined.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 5 Intro. Social Wk & Human Serv. 3.00 Units
An introductory overview of social welfare and the societal institutions in the U.S. that structure the provision of social services. The course presents a historical perspective on the development of U.S. social work and human services. Special attention is given to the evolution of social welfare programs and institutions, major U.S. court decisions, contemporary social problems, current service delivery systems, policies, procedures, and the tasks of culturally responsive social workers and human service workers within those settings. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A completed with a grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 6 Intro. Case Mtg.Human Services 3.00 Units
An introduction to the role and importance of case management within Human Services. Exploration of theories, models, techniques and multicultural issues affecting case management. Emphasis placed on case management philosophy, ethics, concepts, skills and practices. Analysis of needs, documentation, confidentiality and individualized plan development. Strongly Recommended: PCN 5
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 8 Theories of Group Process 3.00 Units
Concepts and theories of group process for effective functioning in interpersonal and group settings. Includes an introduction to counseling skills such as empathizing, mindful listening, interviewing, decision-making, and conflict resolution. Emphasis on group stages and corresponding group leader techniques. Comparative and integrative approaches to five ethnic groups will be explored: African-Americans, Asian-Americans, European-Americans, Latino-Americans, and Native Americans. Focus on improving the individual’s understanding of group dynamics in human services settings and relating across differences of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social class. 3 hours lecture.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 10 Career and Educ. Planning 2.00 Units
Exploration of the concept of career, educational and life planning focusing on personal career development through self-assessment. Emphasis on clarification of individual interests, values, needs, abilities and decision making styles, investigation of occupational opportunities in the world of work, and introduction to job search strategies, resume writing and interview skills. Designed for those undecided or uncertain about their career and educational plans.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 13 Multicultural Issues: America 3.00 Units
Exploration of issues relating to the multicultural community in which we live today. Interpersonal relations and communication. Focus on improving individuals understanding of other cultures and how those cultures impact the American lifestyle. Includes exploration of myths and misunderstandings. Discussion of four specific cultures or sub-cultures from the following groups: 1)African-American, 2) Asian-American, 3) Hispanic-American, 4) Native-American, 5) Middle Eastern-American, 6) European-American, 7) Gay/Lesbian American, 8) Disabled American.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 15 College Study Skills 2.00 Units
A review of study skill techniques for success in college. Topics include college culture and resources, time management, personal learning style, organization, note-taking and test-preparation strategies. Includes practice and evaluation of study skill techniques.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 18 University Transfer Planning .50 to 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the resources and planning process needed to ease transition from community college to a four-year college or university. Development of a transfer action plan. Preparation for major and general education requirements. Application cycles and important deadlines. Recommended for those transferring to four-year colleges or universities.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 19 Case Management Approach 3.00 Units
Introductory course in case management specific to addiction, recovery, and prevention processes used in various occupational field placements, e.g., county mental health clinics, hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment facilities, non-profit health and human services agencies. Basic terminology used in alcohol, psychoactive drugs and other related addiction terms will be covered. Self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Overeaters Anonymous (OA), Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA), Co- dependents Anonymous (CoDA), Gamblers Anonymous (GA), and Narcotics (NA) will be discussed. Current models of prevention, treatment planning, client monitoring and documentation in collaboration with other staff, e.g., physicians, social workers, counselors will be emphasized. Hands-on approach in learning how to formulate measurable goals and objectives to client recovery.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 25 Transition to College .50 Units
A survey of practical strategies for academic success focusing on the new student. Examines goal setting, college policies, graduation requirements, campus resources, student's rights and responsibilities, and student educational planning. Designed for first time college students in order to enhance their transition into college and maximize their academic/career technical potential.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 28 Orientation for Intl. Students 1.00 Unit
Exploration of practical strategies for academic success and to experience a positive transition into the American educational system and culture focusing on the new international student. Examines goal setting, cultural adjustment, college policies, graduation requirements, campus resources, programs and services, student rights and responsibilities, introduction to the California systems of higher education, student educational planning and other topics as needs are identified. Designed for first time international college students in order to enhance their transition into American society and maximize successful matriculation through college toward their academic goals.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 30 Student Success:College Exp. 3.00 Units
This course explores concepts, knowledge, and skills relevant to college success. Students will engage in critical analysis on a variety of topics, including motivation, decision making, interpersonal communication, multicultural awareness, and learning theory. Problem solving strategies will be applied to areas including goal setting, career development, wellness, and accessing campus resources.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 35 Drugs, Health, and Society 3.00 Units
This course provides an overview of the epidemiology and toxicology of substance abuse and its relevance to personal and public health. Students will be introduced to the concept of substance abuse and dependence, the definition of licit and illicit drugs, and the pharmacologic, neurologic and physiologic effects of selected substances on the human brain. Political, social and economic factors involved in the supply and demand for drugs will be discussed. Epidemiologic data on the prevalence, incidence, and trends of smoking, alcohol, prescription and other drug dependencies in the U.S. will be covered, as well as risk factors associated with the use and abuse of these substances. Current options for recovery and a survey of local resources will be reviewed. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 40 Life Skills Financial Literacy 1.00 Unit
Promoting financial responsibility through learning the basics of handling money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. Emphasis on understanding effective financial practices including record keeping, wise use of credit, saving and investing, budgeting, consumer safety laws, loans and home ownership.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 50 Fieldwork Seminar: Social Work 2.00 Units
This course offers the student a supervised field experience in a community organization, agency, or institution, allowing the student to gain knowledge of the social services career field and learn new skills which can be applied in the fieldwork setting. Weekly class meetings provide the academic element to this experiential course offering and reinforcing the application of concepts gained in the prerequisite and corequisite course. This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop skills that would facilitate gaining employment in the human services field. Prerequisite: PCN 5 with a minimum grade of C Corequisite: PCN 50L Fieldwork course should be taken alongside seminar to reinforce learning objectives.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
Co-Requisites: PCN 50L
 
PCN 50L Fieldwork/Practicum: Social Wk 1.00 Unit
This course provides an introduction to fieldwork participation in the area of Social Work/Human Services (community organization, agency, or institution) allowing the student to apply knowledge and learn new skills outside of the classroom environment. This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop skills in preparation for gaining employment in the human services field. Students will be required to participate in a minimum of 60 hours of fieldwork per term. Corequisite: PCN 50 This course is to be completed alongside PCN 50- seminar portion of fieldwork placement.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
Co-Requisites: PCN 50
 

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